My View: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) PG It’s been five years since everything was awesome and there is a new threat, Lego Duplo invaders from outer space are wrecking everything. While this film doesn’t have the heart of the first Lego Movie, this is still a funny movie with some great songs. There is a cameo in this film that had me laughing on the floor. I love how they make fun of Chris Pratt who plays our hero Emmet. Tiffany Haddish is fine as the evil Queen Watevra, but I miss Will Ferrel as Lord Business. Be sure to stay through the first section of credits because the song that they play at that time is hilarious. My Rating: Full Price The Lego Movie 2 Website
My View: What Men Want (2019) R Ali (Taraji P. Henson) is passed over for a promotion at her agency. Ali visits a psychic who gives her a mystical tea, then Ali hits her head at a club and develops an ability to hear men’s thoughts. The film is a remake of the 2000 film What Women Want that starred Mel Gibson. This is your ordinary comedy that follows a formula that you can see coming from a mile away. I am a fan of Taraji P. Henson, and she has a flair for comedy, I just wish the script was better and gave her more to do. I did enjoy the fact that the film is set in Atlanta and is quite the love letter to the city. I really liked Tracy Morgan as the very involved father of a basketball player who is going to number one in the draft. There are a ton of cameos in the film, and I especially enjoyed the poker game where Ali is reading all the guys in the game. This isn’t a bad film, but it could have been better. My Rating: Bargain Matinee What Men Want Website
In Case You Missed It (A movie just released on DVD/Blu-Ray): The Sisters Brothers (2018) R In 1850’s Oregon, two legendary gunmen (John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix) the Sisters brothers, are chasing a gold prospector (Riz Ahmed with the help of a scout (Jake Gyllenhaal). I highly enjoyed this slightly unconventional western. Phoenix is excellent as the brash, drunken younger brother but its Reilly steals the movie as the older, more thoughtful brother who dreams of a girl back home. Reilly’s performance is moving and funny as his character struggles to deal with his troublesome brother who tends to get them into trouble. I liked the performances of the rest of the cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal as the thoughtful scout trying to track the prospector down and Riz Ahmed as the said prospector who is on the run because he possesses something take could make a lot of money. It's also fun to see Allison Tolman (season 1 of Fargo) as the hooker with the heart of gold. My Rating: Full Price The Sisters Brothers Website
Forgotten Film: Baby It’s You (1983) R In a 1966 New Jersey high school, Jill (Rosanna Arquette) and Sheik (Vincent Spano) begin a relationship that is doomed to fail. Jill is prepping for college, Sheik just wants to survive high school. Written and directed by John Sayles (Eight Men Out, Matewan) the film perfectly depicts life in a 1960s high school. Arquette is brilliant in the role as the smart Jill who falls for the wrong guy. Look for Robert Downey Jr. in a small part. My Rating: Full Price Baby it's You Info
Weird Credits: From the credits of What Men Want: Power/Temperature Technician
Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You: Fighting With My Family (2019) PG-13 A former wrestler (Dwayne Johnson) and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country. His kids dream of one day joining the WWE. I have high hopes for this film because Stephen Merchant, who created the British version of The Office, wrote and directed the film. Fighting With My Family Info
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